6 basic tips for better online security, from TED speaker James Lyne


Originally posted on TED Blog:

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At TED2013, James Lyne revealed the that cybercrime has become big business, complete with ads and tech support. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

In today’s talk, Lyne talks cybercrime, revealing some of the new methods that hackers and malicious code writers are using to grab our data. And he shows how we accidentally share that data — without even realizing it. [ted_talkteaser id=1820]For example, did you know that most smartphones embed GPS data in the photos we take? He asks, “As we play with these shiny new toys, how much are we trading off convenience for privacy and security?”

We asked Lyne, a cybersecurity specialist with SophosLabs, to share some simple tips to greatly improve your computer security. Below, here’s what he had to say:

Security is becoming a very complex topic with many different actors and issues — the recent NSA revelations adding to the pile of discussion…

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